We started the school year off with a team building art project. Our inspiration was Alexander Calder's mobiles. Students were paired up into groups of 4. Each student completed at least 4 geometric shapes using oil pastels for the medium. Together they brainstormed and created a hanging mobile. It was great seeing the students work together and make new friends. The mobiles turned out wonderful and the room looked so festive. Unfortunately the motion sensor in the room made the school alarm go off so we had to take them down. The students were encouraged to take these home and hang them in their rooms.
I am so excited to have a very full advanced placement art program this year. We have 17 students in our class and they worked very hard last year to be included in this program. At the end of last year, each student was required to take a shoebox and create a piece of artwork inspired by one of their favorite artists. They could manipulate the shoebox anyway they chose and WOW did we have some fabulous projects. I can't wait to see the amazing art these students produce this year.
Can you guess their inspiration?
Meet Mrs. Mort
So excited to enter my 4th year at Cypress Charter H.S.! This is my 15th year of teaching high school art. Before teaching my sole career was painting--that of course was loads of fun but I find much more joy in passing on my love of art to my students. When I'm not in the classroom, you will find me hiking, traveling, spending time with family, making something and drinking tea...lots of tea. If you are on campus, stop in and say hello.
Mrs. Mort's Art Class
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